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Gender Matters Online

8/27/2018
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In the third episode of our On the Engender miniseries on gender and public space, we look at why the internet is a public space for women, and why gender matters online. Host Alys Mumford is joined by: Engender Relevant resources mentioned in this podcast: Public Space - Engender's Gender Matters Roadmap Toxic Twitter: A toxic place for Women - Amnesty International Deep Lab - collaborative group of cyberfeminist researchers, artists, writers, engineers, and cultural...

Duration:00:42:18

Gender Matters in planning

8/7/2018
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In this episode of On the Engender, we're talking about planning - how our towns, cities and public space should work for women's equality. Host Alys Mumford is joined by: Engender Relevant resources mentioned in this podcast: Public Space - Engender's Gender Matters Roadmap Engender's Parliamentary Briefing on the Planning Bill Professor Clara Greed on the importance of global public toilet provision (VIDEO) Professor Catharine Ward Thompson - is green good for you? (VIDEO) Citizen...

Duration:00:45:36

Gender Matters in Public Transport

7/17/2018
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In this brand new episode of On the Engender, we take a deep dive into the importance of public transport as a gendered issue. Host Alys Mumford is joined by: SustransEngenderEngender Relevant resources mentioned in this podcast: Public Space - Engender's Gender Matters Roadmap Rachel Aldred's website and blog Are We Nearly There Yet? Exploring Gender and Active Travel - Sustrans Safer Scottish Trains - RMT This episode was produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of Engender. Jingle...

Duration:00:35:47

The Gender Recognition Act and Women's Equality

6/25/2018
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In November 2017, the Scottish Government launched a review of the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). National women's equality organisations in Scotland support these changes, and this podcast is a chance to find out why. This episode sees Alys Mumford talking about the Gender Recognition Act with: You can access the FAQ document mentioned in the podcast here, and the consultation response produced by women's organisations here. This episode was produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of...

Duration:00:54:30

Why Gender Budgeting Matters

5/8/2018
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If we're talking about why governments decide to do things and we're not talking about the money, then we're missing half the argument. In this episode, Alys Mumford talks about gender budgeting, and why it's such a vital part of the fight for women's equality, with: During the podcast we mention the film 'Who's Counting' which can be accessed here, and our 7 principles for a gender-competent Scottish National Investment Bank which is here. Find out more about the Scottish Women's...

Duration:00:46:43

Women in Scotland's criminal justice system

4/4/2018
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Scotland has one of the highest rates of imprisonment for women in Northern Europe. The average daily women’s prison population is approximately 400, with 315 sentenced women and 85 women on remand. In this episode, Alys Mumford explores issues around women in Scotland criminal justice system with Prison Reform TrustVox Liminis Read Alys' blog about recording this episode here. This episode was produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration:00:33:46

Making Work Visible

3/7/2018
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Women's work is undervalued and unseen. In this episode, Alys Mumford explores the world of women's invisible work, with: we also feature an interview with Fiona Collie of Carers Scotland. Find out more at makingworkvisible.engender.org.uk and help us make work visible by live tweeting your day on March 8th using the hashtag #MakingWorkVisible. This episode was produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration:00:40:53

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

1/30/2018
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In our first episode of 2018, we're investigating why the gender pay gap still exists, and how we can begin to close it. Host Alys Mumford is joined by: Close the GapClose the GapWiSE Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University If you'd like to find out more about the gender pay gap and the factors influencing it in Scotland, why not head along to Close the Gap's upcoming free day conference? Featuring a Q&A with a panel of pay gap experts and more, you can book your place...

Duration:00:31:00

On the Engeder

1/24/2018
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On the Engender is back for 2018! Enjoy this new advert highlighting some of the topics we discussed last year. If you're not already, make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on our new episodes this year. If you are subscribed, please tell your friends about On the Engender and share the feminist love.

Duration:00:02:02

Why are women always on trial?

12/18/2017
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Content note: This episode contains discussions of violence against women, including sexual assault. Our final episode of 2017 focuses on one of the most talked about issues of women's inequality this year. Using the #MeToo movement as a jumping off point, we explore violence against women, the use of sexual history evidence in Scottish courts, and where we go from here to ensure that the current focus on these issues creates tangible change for women. Host Alys Mumford chats with: and...

Duration:00:34:12

Live: Women's Rights are Human Rights

11/27/2017
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Content note: This episode contains discussions of violence against women, including sexual assault. In our second ever live episode, join us at Engender's recent AGM at the Glasgow Women's Library for a panel on women's rights nationally and internationally, chaired by our Executive Director Emma Ritch and featuring the voices of: Scottish Women's Rights CentreInclusion Scotland If you're reading these show notes because you'd like to watch our handy explainer video on CEDAW that Alys...

Duration:00:32:17

Women and poverty

10/16/2017
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In this episode, we're marking Challenge Poverty Week with our roundtable discussion featuring Carla McCormack of the Poverty Alliance, as well as Emma Ritch, Emma Trottier and Kate Nevens from Engender's policy team. Challenge Poverty Week is run by the Poverty Alliance and runs from the 15th - 21st October. You can see the full calendar of events taking place across Scotland here. This podcast was hosted by Alys Mumford and produced by Amanda Stanley on behalf of Engender. Jingle by...

Duration:00:36:53

Live: Women in the Arts

10/2/2017
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In this special episode, listen to a recording of our first live episode which took place at our Scotland's Feminist Future conference in September 2017. We were joined at the Glasgow Women's Library for a discussion on women in the arts in Scotland by a panel featuring: We'd like to thank everyone who came along to our first live recording, and hope our subscribers enjoy listening. As always, let us know what you think on social media using #OntheEngender. You can catch up with our...

Duration:00:56:14

Gender Matters in Disability

9/1/2017
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In this episode, we mix up our usual format with a series of interviews with disabled women from disabled people's organisations and politics, featuring: Independent Living in ScotlandGlasgow Disability AllianceActivist and Political Candidate You can read our new Gender Matters in Disability briefing, produced in conjunction with Inclusion Scotland, which looks at particular issues of concern to disabled women in Scotland and how these could be addressed, here. Download an easy-read...

Duration:00:31:59

Our Bodies, Our Choice

7/24/2017
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In this episode, Alys chats about the need to decriminalise abortion in Scotland and stand in solidarity with women around the world with: EngenderEngenderAmnesty Scotland Read Engender's report on a Scottish approach to abortion here, and find out more about the Scottish-Irish Abortion Rights campaign here. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh on behalf of Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration:00:32:21

Gender Matters in Social Security

6/26/2017
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Content note: this episode contains discussion of rape, domestic abuse and coercive control. In this episode, Alys discusses Scotland's social security system including the abhorrent 'family cap' and so-called 'rape clause', with: EngenderEngenderScottish Women's AidRape Crisis Scotland Read Engender's briefing on how Scotland's social security system should work for women here and on individual payments of Universal Credit here.

Duration:00:34:10

Women's equal representation in Scottish politics (Part 2)

6/5/2017
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In part two, Alys, Emma, Marsha, Talat, Caron, Lesley and Lee discuss the possible solutions to men's over-representation in Scottish politics. You can also hear Alys and Talat chatting about 'the Q word' and why quotas are a vital part of equal representation. If you haven't heard part one yet, you can find it here. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for Engender. Jingle by Bossy Love.

Duration:00:22:27

Women's equal representation in Scottish politics (Part 1)

6/5/2017
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In the week of the snap general election, listen to this special 2-parter discussing women's representation in Scottish politics. In part one, Alys is joined by Emma Ritch, Marsha Scott, Talat Yaqoob, Caron Lindsay, Lesley Orr and Lee Chalmers to discuss some of the barriers to equal representation. we'll also hear from some of the participants attending the What Women Want workshops held in the run up to the general election. Produced by Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for...

Duration:00:21:50

Introducing On The Engender

5/29/2017
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Here's something to whet your appetite for On The Engender, Scotland's feminist policy podcast. Featuring: Glasgow Women's LibraryInclusion Scotland Zero ToleranceEquate ScotlandClose the GapCarers Scotland Produced by: Amanda Stanley and Rhiannon Walsh, for Engender. Jingle by: Bossy Love

Duration:00:03:09